2018 VIDA Count Finds Mild Improvement in Lit Mag Gender Parity

According to the annual VIDA Count, which analyzes gender parity at literary magazines, industry-wide improvement continues, even as the literary landscape continues to skew male in terms of publications. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Oxford American, one of the great lit mags of the American South, gets a facelift.

If you pick up the newest edition of Oxford American, the quarterly general-interest literary magazine founded in 1992 and best known for its annual Southern music issues, you’ll notice a bold design aesthetic: the conspicuous dearth of cover lines, a prominent masthead, a thick, granular... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-11 20:06:33 UTC ]
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Wiley's gender pay gap deepened in 2018

The latest gender pay gap report from Wiley, which takes data for UK staff from April 2018, shows a median pay gap of 22.7%, up from 21.5% the previous year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers failing to improve racial and regional diversity, survey finds

Despite concentration of publishers in London, only 11% of respondents identified as BAME – significantly lower than average of 40% in the cityA major survey of the UK’s publishing workforce has found that “significant progress” still needs to be made on both the numbers of black, Asian and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Finding Growth in Niches: 2018 Book Biz Mergers and Acquisitions

The past year saw only one megadeal in the publishing world—but plenty of strategic buys. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018 Records a Mild Increase in Attendance

Even as Georgian authors and Bavarian voters reinforce the political volatility of the context this year, Frankfurter Buchmesse records a slight increase in overall attendance. The post Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018 Records a Mild Increase in Attendance appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-10-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing in Québec 2018: Middle Grade and YA Lit from Québec

The YA scene in Québec today, says literary translator Arielle Aaronson, is grounded in strong characters and good old-fashioned storytelling. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Publishing 2018: Simon Fraser Finds Partnership in Practice

Simon Fraser University’s publishing program strengthens publishing with collaboration. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fall Regionals 2018: Indies Find Their Groove

With strong programming and increased membership, regional bookselling associations continue to grow their fall trade shows. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'NYRB' Plummets, 'Paris Review' Creeps Upward On 2017 VIDA Count

According to the annual VIDA Count, which analyzes gender parity at literary magazines, only 23.3% of pieces published in the 'New York Review of Books' last year were written by women, while representation at the 'Paris Review' crept up by 8 percentage points in the year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2018: Gender and Identity in SFF

Four Tor authors—Charlie Jane Anders, Seth Dickinson, S.L. Huang, and V.E. Schwab—discuss identity, characters, and worldbuilding in science fiction and fantasy. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing in the Baltic Region 2018: Finding Lithuania's Present in Its Past

The London Book Fair Author of the Day discusses the inspiration for her bestselling work. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Australian Lit Mag “Writer’s Edit” Launches Books, Builds Careers

Writer's Edit, a Sydney-based literary magazine, has branched into books and is winning industry accolades and launching new careers. The post Australian Lit Mag “Writer’s Edit” Launches Books, Builds Careers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-10-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Male writers continue to dominate literary criticism, Vida study finds

Women buy two-thirds of books sold but magazine reviews are centred on male authors and critics – though picture is beginning to changeThe continuing bias towards men in the British and American literary establishment has been confirmed by a study released on Tuesday.Vida, a US organisation... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Aboriginal Lit Finds New Success

Aboriginal writers in Canada have seen waves of success before, but some industry members believe the current wave could make a bigger impact on Canadian readers and literature than any in the past. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Print mags find equilibrium

Nine months into the year, one media trend seems clear: titles may come and go, but magazines made from paper-and-ink are sticking around. Publishers launched 155 magazines in the first three quarters of 2012, among them Fairchild Publications' men's fashion quarterly M and northeast... Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2012-10-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How to Find a Literary Agent: Finding Agents Appropriate for Your Writing

Literary agents are the gate keepers of the publishing world, but not all agents represent all genres of writing. This post shares how to find a literary agent appropriate for your writing project, including links to agents representing various genres. The post How to Find a Literary Agent:... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-09-04 18:25:07 UTC ]
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ALA 2018 Spotlight: Michelle Obama, Doris Kearns Goodwin Headline 2018 ALA Annual Conference

A star-studded main speaker program awaits attendees, June 21-26, in New Orleans. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lose the Clutter, Find the Spirit: Books on Finding Calm Through Getting Organized

Four new books from spirituality and religion publishers address the practical and spiritual benefits of tossing, reordering, and simplifying. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Electric Lit’s 15 Best Short Story Collections of 2019

Is your attention span ravaged by living in our hellscape of a modern era? Good news: 2019 brought us plenty of brilliant short fiction. We polled current and former Electric Lit staff and contributors about their favorite collections of the year, and their picks include debuts, National Book... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2019-12-11 12:00:00 UTC ]
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